Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UM-Dearborn classes are being held remotely through the end of the semester, Summer I and Summer II. Most campus operations are being conducted remotely and buildings are closed. Before coming to campus please call ahead to determine how services are being delivered. Events have been postponed or canceled, including Spring 2020 Commencement. Pass/fail decision date extended to May 5. For more updates please visit the Coronavirus information page

Office of Metropolitan Impact

The Office of Metropolitan Impact with be operating remotely until further notice. To reach us, please email metimpact@umich.edu. Please look to our social media for regular updates.

OMI promotes the University's Mission by forging mutually beneficial partnerships.

The mission of the Office of Metropolitan Impact is to further develop the volume, value, and impact of mutually beneficial community partnerships for research, teaching, learning, and service and to enhance aspects of the Chancellor’s Metropolitan Vision as defining dimensions of University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Important Updates


Catch up on OMI programs in the news:

  • Community-Based Project and Community-Based Research Seed Grants applications are still being accepted through April 10th. Visit our Seed Grants page for the application link.
  • The Winter Poverty Simulation was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus). Please look for information about a Poverty Simulation to be scheduled in the fall.
  • OMI Executive Directory Tracy Hall, Ph.D., presented at the Fauri Conference on the Ann Arbor campus. For the video, see the following link. https://ssw.umich.edu/offices/alumni/fauri 
  • Interested in a Discretionary Seed Grant? Visit our Seed Grants page for more details and the application link.
  • Want to know more about the 2019 State of the Strait conference and the role OMI played in it?
  • Learn more about a grant we received from Poverty Solutions.

Office of Metropolitan Impact

Suite 1100, First Floor - Ford Collaboratory
Mardigian Library (ML)
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